TAO Panelists Call for Federal Privacy Policy – Is It Time For a US GDPR?

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | January 28, 2021

In recognition of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) Data Privacy Day held annually on January 28, the Technology Association of Oregon hosted a virtual panel discussion to explore what to expect for data privacy in 2021. After decrying confusing…

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Cyber Trends for 2021: Industry Leaders Weigh In

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | December 18, 2020

Experts look back at 2020 and weigh in on cyber trends we can expect in 2021.

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Cyber News Roundup: Holiday Cyber Threats; Human Factor; Challenges Ahead

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | November 13, 2020

Organizations continue to face new cyber threats daily.

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Cyber News Roundup: Cyber Safety Tips, Beefing up Cybersecurity at Work, The Future of Hackers

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | October 9, 2020

Cyber Safety Tips, Beefing up Cybersecurity at Work, The Future of Hackers

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Cyber News Roundup: Cyber Risks on the Rise for Students, Presidential Election, Small Businesses

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | September 11, 2020

Welcome September, time for a litmus test! Our students are back to school, we are on the brink of a presidential election, and our small businesses continue to struggle. Add in cyber risks, hackers, malicious attacks, ransomware, and COVID-19 scams…

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Cyber News Roundup: Exploiting Weaknesses, Cybersecurity Best Practices for Remote Workforces, Going Passwordless

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | August 14, 2020

Corporate networks are at risk. A hacker can get into an organization’s internal network in 30 minutes, according to a ZDNet article. Add to that the growing and possibly more permanent remote workforce — with more attack surfaces — and…

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Cyber News Roundup: Twitter Hack, Cyber Threats, Cyberwar Heating Up – Just the Tip of the Iceberg

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | July 17, 2020

Twitter hacked: worst cybersecurity disaster to hit a social media company Several high-profile, verified Twitter accounts were hacked this week, as part of a coordinated social engineering attack to promote a bitcoin scam, reports ZDNet. Accounts included Bill Gates, Elon…

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Cyber News Roundup: CIA Info Leaked, Ransomware Gangs, Business Email Compromises

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | June 19, 2020

The ultimate irony: the CIA’s top-secret hacking tools were breached. The Washington Post reports that an elite CIA unit in charge of developing top-secret hacking tools failed to secure its own systems. The article covers the breach, which occurred in…

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Cyber News Roundup: Protecting the castle, $42M ransomware attack, cybersecurity spending up

By Kelly Stremel, News Editor | May 22, 2020

How do you protect the castle when your employees aren’t working from a centralized office space? Sowmyanarayan Sampath, president of global enterprise for Verizon Business Group, advises, “Protecting company computer networks when so many are working from home requires ‘a…

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